'Seclusion (psychiatry) | definition of 'Seclusion (psychiatry) by Medical dictionary
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in the nursing interventions classification
, a nursing intervention
defined as solitary containment in a fully protective environment with close surveillance by nursing staff for purposes of safety or behavior management.
seclusion A strategy for managing disturbed and violent patients in psychiatric units in the UK, which consists of supervised confinement of the patient to a separate room (i.e., involuntary isolation) to protect him- or herself and others from harm.
seclusion Forensic psychiatry A strategy for managing disturbed and violent Pts in psychiatric units, which consists of supervised confinement of a Pt to a room–ie, involuntary isolation, to protect others from harm